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Wasteland 2 review

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There's a mad monk up ahead. He's wearing little more than rags, his body hunches over with a great burden. His face is twisted and warped. Behind him is a woman with a small pack; ahead of him is a gnarly raider.

My guide through the dusty canyon cautions me against interfering as the raider demands the woman's goods. She begs him to stop, for both their sakes, but it's too late for that. The hunchback monk, a disciple devoted to the nuclear god Titan and The Great Glow, sworn to protect his charge.

He rushes forward, shouting a prayer, and then detonates the small warhead he carries. A mushroom cloud emerges from the blinding light, vaporizing the monk and the raider. The woman, however, now lays legless before me.

"Kill me," she croaks. And I do, but not before I take her scrap.

Wasteland 2 release date is finally revealed

Andy Chalk at

Wasteland 2 is coming! You already knew that, yes. But do you know exactly when it is coming? No, you do not! For that, you must read onward.

Wasteland 2 is in "the final stretch" of production

Phil Savage at

The final stretch of any post-apocalyptic movie is a harrowing journey of loss, pain and pustulous mutants. Hopefully that's not also the case for the development of a post-apocalyptic game. InXile have announced that production of the Kickstarter funded RPG Wasteland 2 has entered its "final stretch", and I can't imagine they'd be helped any by irradiated fleshless beings oozing over their floors. If nothing else, it'd make their studio hazardously slippy.

Wasteland 2 developer says beta could arrive within "2.5 weeks"

Patrick Carlson at

No, it's not a mirage. The beta for Wasteland 2 looks to be fast approaching, according to new information released yesterday by inXile Entertainment lead Brian Fargo. On Twitter and in a forum post yesterday, Fargo described the beta phase of the game's development as more or less imminent.

How I Game: Brian Fargo — CEO, inXile Entertainment

Ben Kim at

Brian Fargo loves the intellectual engagement andentertainment value of video games. He's also the leader of inXile Entertainment, the studio behind Torment: Tides of Numenera and Wasteland 2.

Brian Fargo interview: Torment, the RPG renaissance, and the ongoing clown war

T.J. Hafer at

inXile's "Leader in Exile," Brian Fargo, is doing pretty well lately. Wasteland 2 represented one of the first successes for Kickstarter games, and the studio's second such foray, Torment: Tides of Numenera, has pulled in $3.3 million, with a few days left to go. I caught up with him at GDC in a hotel named after a pirate to discuss the new Torment, the PC RPG renaissance, and why projects like this can be so successful, yet still get the upturned nose from big publishers.

Wasteland 2 video shows stompy scorpion, a little bit of zooming

Tom Senior at

Here it is, the first video of Wasteland 2, picked up on Evil Avatar. If you've seen the first screenshot of Wasteland 2 above, the footage will be very familiar. This time the scorpion's stamping a bit, and the band of adventurers seem to be unwisely taunting the thing. The demo also shows a few different viewing angles. ZOOMING CONFIRMED. It's not much, but it's a start, and it feels as though there's extra onus on Kickstarter developers to show their working as they go along. Look, they're saying, here's what we're making with your money.

Interplay casts resurrect on Black Isle Studios

Omri Petitte at

Well, this is a pleasant punch of the nostalgia button: Fallout and Icewind Dale creator Black Isle Studios breathes life anew.

Wasteland 2 to come bundled with original Wasteland

Tom Senior at

Brian Fargo and The Wasteland 2 team yoinked more than $3m in funding with a massively successful Kickstarter campaign back in April. All of the excitement of the big money win has died down a little as the devs get their heads down and start making the game. Now No Mutants Allowed note that Wasteland 2 will come packed with a nice nostalgic bonus, a free copy of the 1988 original that inspired Fallout.

"The #1 request we had during our Kickstarter campaign was to have the ability to play the first game," Brian Fargo said to someone writing a press release. "Fortunately EA has continued to support us on this project and has granted us the ability to bring the original to the players.

Wasteland 2 secures $3 million in funding

Tom Senior at

Brian Fargo's Kickstarter campaign to fund a sequel to Wasteland is complete. The project has been well and truly funded. With some additional help from Paypal donations (which aren't counted on the main Kickstarter money ticker), the funding drive sailed over the magical $3 million barrier, which isn't bad at all when you consider the original $900,000 target.

The developers promised to deliver a suite of mod tools alongside the game's release should the campaign smash the $3m target. More than 60,000 backers have teamed up to make that happen. Now we get to sit back and watch the game come together. Congratulations to Brian Fargo and co, and all those backers. Go on, give yourselves a pat on the back.

Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Campaign kicks off, receives $500k in 24 hours

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After a 24 year wait, we could be getting a sequel to Wastelend. The post-apocalyptic RPG that inspired Fallout is being resurrected by its creators, but they need a little bit of help. Yesterday, a Kickstarter campaign was launched to try and raise $900,000 to fund the project.

"This is probably the last chance for a Wasteland sequel," say the team on the Kickstarter site. "We have tried to pitch this game multiple times to game publishers, but they’ve balked. They don’t think there’s any interest in a solid, old school type of game. This is our shot at proving them wrong. And more importantly this could help bring back an entire genre of RPGs."

After just a day, nearly 10,000 backers have contributed more than half a million dollars to the project. There are 34 days to go until the Kickstarter page closes. In other words, it looks like we're getting Wasteland 2. Wooo!

Bethesda's Hunted: The Demon's Forge E3 trailer

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The first in-game footage of Brian Fargo's co-op fantasy combat game has been seen by my eyes and embedded in this post. Fargo, who founded Interplay, sees it as a return to the old-school dungeon crawlers. My eyes, who founded this trailer, see it as a pretty frenetic hack-and-slash with some nice monsters and a few hints at interesting co-op moves. See what yours think.